Luxury home sells 24 hours after auction

first_imgVendors Brian and Jane Riggall before the auction. The couple are downsizing. (AAP Image/Steve Pohlner)More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago“They liked the fact it felt like a five-star resort in Phuket or Bali,” he said.“They have a family-owned company in PNG and children at university in Brisbane so wanted a Brisbane base.” 1. 110 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne $11.128m2. 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m3. 33 Moray St, New Farm $11.3m4. 33 Maxwell St, New Farm $8.5m5. 150 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield $7m6. 30 Windermere Rd, Hamilton $5.95m7. 17 Ningana St, Fig Tree Pocket $5.1m8. Welwyn Cres, Coorparoo $5.025m9. 127 Laurel Ave, Chelmer $5m10. 27 Sutton St, Chelmer $4.83 million 27 Sutton St at Chelmer has the full suite of luxury resort-style amenitiesA RIVERFRONT mansion at Chelmer has sold for $4.83 million – just one day after being passed in at auction.It is the second highest sales price achieved in the prestige suburb this year, with 127 Laurel Avenue selling for $5 million in February, according to CoreLogic.The sale has also landed the house in the top 10 Brisbane residential sales so far this year, with 27 Sutton St taking tenth position, knocking out 32 Teneriffe Drive at Teneriffe ($4.405mn). Mr Adcock said the buyer was drawn to the property due to its 34m absolute river frontage, tennis court, resort-style pool and studio kabana/guesthouse overlooking the river. The 27 Sutton St, Chelmer, property was inspired by the owners’ holiday memories.Jason Adcock of Adcock Prestige, who sold both Chelmer properties, said there were 10 registered bidders for the November 3 auction at 27 Sutton St, with bidding starting at $2.5 million and then stalling at $4.5 million.center_img Mr Adcock said the other main player on auction day was a buyer who had relocated from Perth to Brisbane. Overall, he said the prestige market continued to fire in Brisbane. “There is a lot of activity in the prestige market and a lot of that is being driven by interstate and overseas buyers, and expats coming back home,” he said.“There is also strong interest from locals upgrading … I have a tonne of properties coming on to the market, with auctions scheduled right up until December 22.”*** TOP 10 BRISBANE RESIDENTIAL SALES OF 2018 “The new owner saw the house for the first time on the Friday (November 2) and was the highest registered bidder on the day,” he said.“Negotiations continued after the auction and the property was sold Sunday morning.”The luxury residence was featured on the cover of the October 27 edition of Courier Mail Realestate, and the story was seen online by the new owner. ORIGINAL STORY: Inspired by holiday memories last_img read more

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Washington state sues florist who refuses gay ‘wedding’

first_imgSeattlepi.com 10 April 2013State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Arlene’s Flowers & Gifts, a Richland florist that refused to supply flowers to the same-sex marriage of a longtime customer. Ferguson said he sent a March 28 letter to owner Barronelle Stutzman asking her to reconsider and supply flowers to customer Robert Ingersoll.  Through an attorney, Stutzman declined to change her position. “As Attorney General, it is my job to enforce the laws of the state of Washington,” said Ferguson.  “Under the Consumer Protection Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against customers based on sexual orientation.  If a business provides a product or service to opposite-sex couples for their weddings, then it must provide same sex couples the same product or service.” The lawsuit by Ferguson is bound to revive a warning raised by opponents of marriage equality in last fall’s Washington Voter’s Pamphlet statement against Referendum 74.  Foes stated: “People who disagree with this new definition (of marriage) could find themselves facing sanctions, as has occurred elsewhere.  Church groups have lost their tax exemptions.  Small businesses were sued.  Wedding professionals have been fined.”Last month, Stutzman told KEPR-TV in the Tri-Cities: “He (Ingersoll) said he decided to get married and before he got through I grabbed his hand and said, ‘I am sorry.  I can’t do your wedding because of my relationship with Jesus Christ.’  We hugged each other and he left, and I assumed it was the end of the story.” Ingersoll and his partner, Curt Freed, were decade-long customers of Arlene’s Flowers & Gifts.  They went online with the refusal and the story went viral.  Stutzman refused to change her position, saying:  “It’s a personal conviction.  It’s not a matter of being right or wrong.  It’s my belief.”http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2013/04/09/ag-sues-florist-who-refused-flowers-to-gay-wedding/last_img read more

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World Congress IX Director Flays Amnesty International’s Pro-Prostitution Policy

first_imgMedia Release World Congress of Families 13 August 2015   On Tuesday, Amnesty International adopted a policy of decriminalizing prostitution. In response, Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, executive director of the World Congress of Families IX (which will meet in Salt Lake City on Oct. 27-30), issued the following statement:“This decision by a leading international human rights advocacy group is a major blow for the protection of vulnerable women and children. It is a pivotal victory for the brothel owners, pimps, sex traffickers and johns who can now claim that their actions are acceptable and there’s nothing wrong with what they do.“The Amnesty vote takes away the meager protections given to those who are exploited, dehumanized and in numerous other ways now have the last remaining human rights stripped from them. The vote greatly increases the inhumane power of the exploiters and significantly increases the likelihood that victims will be subjected to more abuse and brutality at the hands of their exploiters.”Dr. Crouse, whose work against sex trafficking earned an “Abolitionist Award” by the George W. Bush State Department, argued against such a proposal at a February 2010 Oxford Union Debate, where she said, “Prostitution is not like ‘Pretty Woman,’ where a glamorous prostitute earns big money from handsome johns; the majority end up drug-addicted, bruised and battered.”Take a look at some commonly acknowledged facts:Street prostitutes often service as many as 10-15 men a night and barely scrape by while their pimps make over a half-million dollars a year.Prostitutes call their work “paid rape,” and they all have had friends who “didn’t make it out alive.”Nearly half of prostituted women attempt suicide, and according to Dr. Melissa Farley’s research, the vast majority (almost 90 percent) desperately want out.A sex trafficking fact sheet compiled by Farley states that 80 percent of prostitutes were assaulted by their pimps and more than one-third receive death threats aimed at themselves and their families.A study at Metropolitan University revealed that after Australia legalized prostitution, unregistered brothels (operating outside of regulations) increased dramatically – pulling thousands of vulnerable women into prostitution and significantly increasing the number of women with STDs and other infections.The United States State Department notes that pimps control 80-95 percent of all forms of prostitution. Nearly 70 percent of those in prostitution entered before age 16, with the average age of entry in the U.S. being 12 years old.Today, William Wilberforce’s abolitionist campaign in the 19th century against slavery is considered a great moral and human rights victory. Crouse concluded, “The war against johns, pimps and traffickers is the slavery issue of our time. Amnesty International has come down on the wrong side of history by voting on a policy decriminalizing prostitution.”last_img read more

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Minister reassures Jamaicans after 10 killed in bloody weekend

first_imgNewsRegional Minister reassures Jamaicans after 10 killed in bloody weekend by: – June 27, 2012 Share Tweet 68 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Security forces redouble efforts after murders in St James, St Ann and St Andrew between Friday and Sunday.KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday June 27, 2012 – It was a case of scream bloody murder in Jamaica last weekend as 10 people met a violent end in various areas across the country.Between Friday and Sunday, four persons were killed in St James, two in St Ann and four in August Town, St Andrew, according to reports.In the wake of the killings, National Security Minister Peter Bunting has assured Jamaicans that the security forces are continuing their relentless efforts to fight crime.“We have to redouble our efforts going forward, continue what we are doing and be confident that over time, it will work,” Bunting said.The minister visited the August Town, St Andrew community following the killings, which reportedly resulted from a gun battle between rival gangs.“I don’t want this weekend’s murders to set back in any way all the effort that has gone into bringing August Town to where it is today,” Bunting said.“I sympathise and understand the hurt and frustration, but we cannot give up on the peace process. We recognise that it can be a setback, but the residents have to hold on to what they have achieved over the years,” he urged.A 2008 peace treaty between factions from the five districts in August Town put an end to a violent, bloody era that devastated the community with everyone living in fear. Several subsequent peace initiatives had helped to drastically reduce crime, with murders down to two last year.“I encourage those who have been working with the PMI (Peace Management Initiative), community development committee and other entities to overcome this and to understand that if they don’t want to return to those days, they have to keep working at it and ensure that it doesn’t gather any momentum. They are not to be concerned with any retaliation, just allow the police to do their investigations, pursue the criminals and bring them to justice,” the security minister said.Bunting assured that a number of initiatives would be implemented to protect the community from further attacks from the gunmen, as well as increased efforts to bring them to justice.“I’m just asking the residents to have faith and don’t come off the track that they have been on,” the minister stressed.Residents of August Town, meanwhile, say they are fearful following the killings.According to Senior Superintendent Derrick Knight, there were two separate shooting incidents on Saturday, one in the morning and another in the evening. He said one of the incidents could be a result of one of the deceased being a witness in a court case.Dead are Deveon Harris, 23; André Bennet, 19; Tamica Gordon, 19, and Rohan Simpson, 39.The month-to-date murder rate compared with last year is reportedly the same. Eleven hundred and twenty-four persons were reportedly killed last year, 89 in the month of June.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

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FIFA postpones Asia World Cup qualifiers

first_imgFollowing consultation with Asia’s member associations, FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have agreed to postpone the upcoming Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ as follows: FIFA President Gianni Infantino Matches originally scheduled to take place during the international window of 23-31 March 2020 and 1-9 June 2020 are postponed to later datesFIFA and the AFC will discuss further details of the postponed matchesHowever, in order to support the member associations concerned, and provided that the safety of all individuals involved meets the required standards and that the member associations due to play each other mutually agree, the match(es) may still be played during the international windows of March or June 2020, but always subject to prior approval from both FIFA and the AFC.Advertisement Loading… FIFA and the AFC have also agreed to postpone the AFC Futsal Championship Turkmenistan 2020, which serves as the qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2020, until 5-16 August 2020. Read Also:FIFA considering postponement of World Cup 2022 Qualifiers The upcoming qualifiers for the Olympic Football Tournaments are foreseen to be played as scheduled, with the exception of the women’s Olympic qualifiers play-off between Korea Republic and China PR, which will now take place during the international window of 1-10 June 2020. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub EverWorld’s Most Beautiful Ceilings That Will Take Your Breath Awaylast_img read more

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Turan: Messi still the best

first_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian Loading… Released by Istanbul Basaksehir midseason, Turan remains contracted to Barca. He declared: “It is not necessary to say anything more about Messi.Advertisement “He is the best player I have ever seen. I also admire (Andres) Iniesta, for his on-field skills. “At Atlético, Koke is a very important player. He has managed to be in the first team with Atletico and has become a leader. I was impressed by his growth.” Read Also:Simeone: Jan Oblak is our Lionel Messi after UCL heroics Turan also said: “Both Fatih Terim and Diego Pablo Simeone are very special technicians. Cholo never gives up. He is a leader and a person full of energy. He can transmit his idea to his players in a very intense way. He is always able to motivate you. For me Carrera, Terim and Simeone are the best.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arda Turan has described Argentine and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi the best in the world.last_img read more

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Infrastructure fund for 16 Kalibo villages pushed

first_imgVice Mayor Cynthia Dela Cruz said thecouncil, through a resolution, was urging Mayor Emerson Lachica to appropriatethe amount for the infrastructure projects of each barangay. KALIBO, Aklan – The Sangguniang Bayan(SB) here is pushing for a P1-million additional allocation for each of the 16villages in the town.    “The people of Kalibo are happy withthe opening of the new circumferential road in Barangay Tigayon but the sameshould be connected to other municipal and barangay roads not only for goodtransportation of goods but an indication of a progressive town in becoming acity,” it added. The Sangguniang Bayan of Kalibo, through a resolution, is pushing for a P1-million additional allocation for each of the 16 villages in the town for the infrastructure projects. “The vision of Kalibo is to create avibrant, livable and greener city. One indication of a vibrant city is the easymovement of people and goods. This needs good transportation through goodroads,” the resolution said. The appeal was developed after the SBnoted that the concentration of the infrastructures is seen within theboundaries of Barangay Poblacion in Kalibo.  The SB resolution also empowers thebarangays to decide for their respective infrastructure projects using the saidamount. The budget, if approved, can be utilized next year./PNlast_img read more

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Soccer’s World Cup

first_imgAlthough the United States is still not considered a world power in soccer, it certainly is starting to get the attention of the world soccer community.  They probably aren’t yet ready to challenge the power countries of Brazil and Mexico, but they can certainly hold their own in most of their matches these days.The United States team is well known only to the true soccer fan, as they are not yet on the national scene like pro-football, basketball, and baseball.  Around the rest of the world, soccer easily outdraws the other pro sports each and every year.  Internationally, soccer is considered the “real” sport of the people.You can bet that as TV gets more involved with this International Soccer Tournament, people in the United States will get on board like the rest of the world.last_img read more

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Trojans Defeat Golden Bears On Snowy Football Friday Night

first_imgThe East Central Trojans defeated The Shelbyville Golden Bears 48-12 in The Football Sectionals Semi-Finals.EC vs Shelbyville Football Sectionals Short Box (10-31)EC will be hosting the 4A #1 and defending State Champs Columbus East Olympians for The Sectional 23 Title.Kickoff at Trojan Field will be at 7PM.WRBI’s coverage begins with The Countdown To Kickoff at 5:50 PM.Indiana Sports Talk with Bob Lovell follows.last_img

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ORVC Weekly Report (January 23-28)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report (January 23-28)Players of the Week.Girls Basketball:  Lucy Carrigan – Rising Sun and Julia Rea – South Ripley.Boys Basketball:  Zac Minnich – Milan and Cory Walker – South Ripley.ORVC Report (January 23-28)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

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